When there is a defect in the pars interarticularis, which is usually a stress fracture, it leads to a condition called spondylolisthesis, in which one of the bones of your vertebra slides forward to the subsequent bone. Spondylolisthesis is further divided into five categories depending on the degree of slip of the bone. The five grades are grades I, II, III, IV, and V.
They all cause severe neck and back pain depending on where the damage has occurred. It also causes numbness, tingling sensation, and weakness if these conditions pressure the spinal nerves. Isthmic spondylolisthesis is a condition induced by a stress fracture.
Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis are primarily found in the lower back identically in the fifth or fourth lumbar vertebrae since this area of your back are prone to high stress, especially in cases of high sports activity, which requires hyperextension of your back.
However, specific conservative measures to treat spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis focus on stabilizing the spine. Sometimes, a spondylolysis or a spondylolisthesis brace is given to the patient, which helps align the spine, and anti-inflammatory medicines help eliminate nagging pain.
In addition, specific exercises also help in strengthening the core, back, and abdomen. As a result, these exercises help in reducing pain. Also, avoid activities that can strain your back and worsen your condition is essential.
Which Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Treatment Brace Is For Me?
WorldBrace offers several back braces that are effective in curing L4 and L5 spondylolisthesis and other lower back conditions like sacroiliac joint dysfunction, back strain, or sciatica. The mount is exceptionally lightweight and breathable, which makes it easier to wear for patients for long hours, and it does not roll up or bunch due to the presence of compressed knits. It also offers mobility to the patients without compromising on lumbar spinal support.
The Comprehensive LSO Stabilisation Back Brace is another spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis back brace with an advanced feature that provides extensive patient support. Also, this brace offers improved segmented stabilization to the spine and limits the movement of the spine to prevent further damage to the vertebra. This therapeutic brace is adjustable according to the patient’s comfort, and the plush pads are removable for a slim fit. Also, the brace panels are moldable according to the temperature to give you a customized fit.
Another range of lumbar braces offered by Worldbrace is the Low-Profile Corset Back Brace, an easy-to-use mechanical pulley brace for stabilizing compression. This brace effectively treats spondylolisthesis and features a chair-back design with touch panels. In addition, this brace can be easily molded according to your body requirements, and plush pads can be removed for a sleeker fit.
Which Thoracic or Mid-back Treatment Brace Is For Me?
The Sciatica & Spinal Stenosis Back Brace is a pressure-limiting support brace used to treat dislocations of the herniated discs. The LSO brace is made up of very lightweight material and can function by shifting pressure on the back of the abdominal region.
The brace also has a pocket that holds the gel packs and can provide cold and hot therapies. These therapies help in managing the pain. Although isthmic spondylolisthesis likely occurs in the lower back region, it can also occur in the cervical or thoracic spine. In addition, degenerative
spondylolisthesis is a condition categorized by changes in the spines due to aging. Therefore, it is prone to occur in various locations. Worldbrace offers different braces for treating degenerative spondylolisthesis by supporting the lumbar and thoracic spine.
The Decompression Back Brace is yet another potent brace offered by Worldbrace that can treat spondylolysis. The mount is designed in a low-friction pulley frame, which helps apply pressure to the lumbar and thoracic spine. In addition, this brace comes with a tall posterior panel for external support.
Surgical & Post Surgical Spondylolisthesis Treatment Options
Although several cases of spondylolisthesis or spondylolysis can be treated through conservative methods, some patients may not respond to these forms of treatment, and surgery is the only option left to them. There are specific surgeries for lumbar, thoracic, or cervical spondylolisthesis. These surgeries involve fusing the vertebrae and the spine together to improve stability in patients. Luckily, the surgery’s success rate is approximately 85-90%. Patients also undergo laminectomy to ease the pressure on the disc or the spinal nerves.
In some instances of surgery, patients may require braces before and after the surgery to help them recover from spondylolisthesis surgery. Patients are generally advised to wear the LSO Spine Stabilisation Brace offered by WorldBrace. This brace helps speed recovery and is popular because of its customizable fit. The mount provides ease of compression and has a chair-back design application. In addition, the brace is quick and easy to adjust. Also, the soft-plush padding limits harmful motion, making it an ideal mount for post and pre-surgery.
The Back Brace Stabiliser Corset available at WorldBrace is another excellent option for surgery patients. This brace is also effective for patients who have arthritis. You can use a different range of mounts offered by WorldBrace.